Jean de La Fontaine, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jean de La Fontaine

French poet, fabulist and writer

Date of Birth: 08-Jul-1621

Place of Birth: Château-Thierry, Hauts-de-France, France

Date of Death: 13-Apr-1695

Profession: lawyer, poet, French moralist, fabulist, children's writer

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Jean de La Fontaine

  • Jean de La Fontaine (UK: , US: , French: [??~ d(?) la f?~t?n]; 8 July 1621 – 13 April 1695) was a French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century.
  • He is known above all for his Fables, which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, as well as in French regional languages. After a long period of royal suspicion, he was admitted to the French Academy and his reputation in France has never faded since.
  • Evidence of this is found in the many pictures and statues of the writer, later depictions on medals, coins and postage stamps.

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